Paying for College

Find out how degrees pay.


is the median additional earnings of an associate degree holder vs someone with no college experience. That means that these additional earnings will pay for an associate degree in about two years.

At Mid Michigan College, we offer a number of career-track associate degrees, which allow students to enter the workforce in only two years time. Beyond these, we offer a number of training credentials and certificates in which students can gain entry-level jobs in a year or less.

$460 / Week**

is the median additional earnings of a bachelor degree holder vs someone with no college experience.

Over 50% of our students start at Mid with intentions of getting a bachelor degree. That's why Mid participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement and creates specialized transfer degree paths that feed directly into bachelor degree programs that our students intend to enter.

We are proud to have hundreds of our students attending universities across the state and nation. We know that they will save between $10,000-$50,000+ on those degrees because they started at Mid. And we know that they didn't sacrifice the quality of their education simply because they improved the quality of their family's finances.

It adds up--


in additional earnings for an associate degree over a 40-year career


in additional earnings for an associate degree over a 40-year career

*Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Center for Education and the Workforce

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Dept. of Labor, 2013 figures rounded

Understand out-of-pocket costs vs. tuition costs.

There are opportunities to save on the tuition and fees at Mid. Your true out-of-pocket contribution will be the cost of attendance minus the free money that you are awarded, which can come in the form of grants and scholarships. This is called the net cost of attendance .

In-District Out-District

Cost of Attendance*



Avg. Financial Aid Award**



Net Cost

(annual (based on 2017-18 tuition rates/fees))



*Cost of Attendance breakdown:

In-District tuition & fees {$4,821} + Books & Supplies {$1,149} + Transportation {$1,490} = $7,460

Out-District tuition & fees {$7,191} + Books & Supplies {$1,149} + Transportation {$1,490} = $9,830

Tuition & Fees includes tuition, enrollment fee, and activity fee (2019-2020 rates). Books & Supplies, and Transportation costs are estimated.

**Average for all students—includes grants and scholarships from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

Save money on tuition with financial aid.

Paying for college doesn't have to be complicated, and we're here to help.

80 % of our student receive aid

First of all, two years at Mid saves students $8,000-$12,000 in tuition vs. the average of Michigan public universities. You're on your way to savings. But, most of Mid's students receive financial aid to offset their college costs even further.

80% of first-time, full-time freshman receive some form of aid to offset costs.

Options for aid include federal funding, like grants or loans, or Mid scholarships. Mid also employs many student workers through both College funding and the Federal Work Study Program.


Through one online application, you can sign up for all of our scholarships. Scholarship applications are open from October 1 through March 15 of each year. For a full list of scholarships and to access the online portal (when available), CLICK HERE (link will open in new tab).

Federal Aid

File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. File soon! Mid Michigan College's School Code is 006768.

File soon. It takes a minimum of a few weeks to process financial aid for new students.

Understanding your options can seem overwhelming. We want to answer your questions.

Call us at (989) 386-6664, email, or visit our Financial Aid Department.

Work Study and Student Employment

We employ many student workers at Mid in positions from facilities and grounds maintenance to assistants, ambassadors, and bookstore clerks. Students in these roles earn a regular paycheck while working shifts that accommodate their College schedules. All students can apply for student worker jobs.

Payment Plan

You can spread out payments for the upcoming semester by using our convenient payment plan through NelNet Solutions.

Find out more Here (link will open in a new tab).

Click here for a full explanation of Mid’s tuition and fees.

* Source: IPEDS Fall 2018, Institutional Characteristics. Savings compare the median 2018-2019 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

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